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I haven't posted a Throwback Thursday photo for ages, but when I saw the shot of Machu Picchu that Sheila Anderson posted today, my mind thought of some of the mountain peaks I have reached.These two photos date back to 1993. Gene and I were dating then (married 20 years now). My daughter Susan a...
Last week I wrote a post about 3 condos for sale just off Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, near Franklin. I showed examples of different price ranges, different style, and different sizes, all within 3 blocks of each other.This week I have 3 more for you, on the other side of the Avenue, between...
You just never know when you'll need to put into practice lessons you've learned, whether in business or simply out for a hike. Last week one of my hiking buddies had an encounter with not one but two mountain lions! Fortunately, his outcome was much better than this deer's.You'd have to know War...
The residential real estate market in San Mateo County and the Silicon Valley has been strongly favoring sellers since 2012-2013. Since then prices have risen dramatically, multiple offers have been the norm on almost every listing (except the extreme high end), and buyers outnumber available hom...
Some weekends (most weekends) we REALTORS work long hours. Some weekends we blend fun times and work. Other than answering emails and a couple of phone calls, this last weekend was a mini-vacation for my husband and me - we played tourist in our own back yard!It started Friday evening, with the o...
So, you're ready to buy your San Francisco condo and begin living your San Francisco Dream.You have picked the neighborhood that appeals. Now it's time to drill down on the type of condo that most appeals - the size, the price, the style, the amenities.If you've chosen the north Van Ness corrido...
My brother subscribes to NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day. From time to time he sends me one that he particularly likes - like this one I'm sharing with you today just for fun.As he says, it is "bee-you-tiful." I think this fits in well with the Active Rain group, Thankful Thursdays.
This evening, while my husband fixed a simple dinner for us to enjoy while listening to the Warriors game (no TV at our place) I took a short walk to reach my daily goal of 10,000 steps. I couldn't help but stop and enjoy this large Jacaranda tree in full bloom. (The house isn't bad either!) I tr...
Physically, San Francisco is a small city, roughly 49 square miles in size, with over 864,000 residents packed into its confines. The density, steep hills, heavily trafficked streets and numerous high rise buildings create challenges for many, including the San Francisco Fire Department. In addit...
If you have read many of my posts, you know how much I enjoy living and walking in San Francisco. The urban lifestyle, complete with doing my errand running and most of my shopping on foot is delightful.However, it happened again yesterday....twice in fact, within a matter of blocks from my home,...